We had the most amazing adventures this week in Venice when we went up the Campanile, saw a fancy church and visited an evil bridge.
Crash!! Oh! There are bricks on my balcony! We are now in Venice. The first thing we did was go up St. Mark’s Campanile but did you know that the original Campanile fell? It fell in 1902. It fell right in St. Mark’s Square but luckily nothing was damaged. Well, now that I think about it, only the balcony of St. Mark’s Basilica was damaged. It fell because the builders didn’t repair it very well. But don’t worry! It was remade in 1903!
Have you ever been to a really fancy church? Well, I have. Right now, I am in the Basilica de Santa Maria. It is beautiful in the Basilica de Santa Maria. This church was built for the end of the plague. Did you know that 80 000 Venetians died from the plague, including the Doge?
Ha! Look! There is a guy playing the violin on a gondola! That must be cheap. Not only did we see a gondola but we also saw the devils bridge. On Saturday we went to an island called Torcello. On the island, there is a bridge called Devils bridge. Legend has it that the Devil in cat form comes to the bridge every Christmas Eve. Did you know that Devil’s Bridge has no railings? No wonder I could hang my legs off of it and eat my ice cream.
Now I need to make sure the Campanile doesn’t fall over again. See you next time!